They chemically bond to the tooth structure and can immediately strengthen the affected tooth. They can aid in tooth sensitivity caused by decay, and can also be useful for covering over stained or discoloured teeth as a cosmetic option.
White fillings are shade matched to appear natural, so they blend it well with your teeth colour. After the white filling is placed into the cavity and moulded into the tooth's shape, it is often hardened with a curing light. This forms a very hard substance and will withstand the forces in your mouth when you bite, over a long period of time.
White fillings are used as an alternative to amalgam (metal) fillings, which are aesthetically poor and may contain mercury. Teeth need less preparation for white fillings than for amalgam metal fillings and results are natural, long lasting, and affordable.
If you need a tooth filling repaired or would like to change your old amalgam fillings with natural looking white fillings then please contact our dentists at Mount Road Dental Surgery.